Strider42 wrote:I lost my impetus to cycle around a year or so ago. The only person I went cycling with regularly left my region and after a couple of nasty traffic incidents and mechanical failures I put the bikes away and left them there until a couple of months ago.
I write for my work and work from home so I can get a little crazy every now and then and forget to leave the building for a couple of weeks. At the start of this year I suffered some serious writers block which resulted in sleeping problems. After a couple of weeks of this I decided to start cycling out to a viewpoint to see the sunrise every morning. I leave just after sunrise and spend a couple of minutes sitting watching the sun rise before returning. It is a very short circuit, only about 7 miles.
My motivation to do it is probably fear. Unless I get up and ride every morning my head becomes cluttered and I'm unable to think calmly enough to write, which will then knock the rest of my day out. It also gives me an opportunity to meet and talk to commuters on the way.
I work from home too. Sometimes rather than struggle with a problem that is getting to be intractable I go out for a ride. I almost always work so much better when I get back that I lose no time.
OTOH, if I stick at the task beyond a certain point, I can end up spoiling the painting altogether, or just messing about wasting time getting nowhere and losing confidence in what I'm doing.
I never regret going out, but often regret not doing.
It's too easy when you work at home to lose perspective on your work. And to get fat as you just move from one room to another to get to work and the fridge is soooooo close by.
I'm off out this morning once the frost has gone for a breather.